Navaratri – The Many Hues and Forms of Dasara in India

Navratri is celebrated in different ways throughout India. The celebrations are as varied as the diverse cultures in the East, West, North and South...
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Jataka Tales – The Monkeys and the Ogre (Nalapana-Jataka)

There once was a water-ogre living in a lake within a thick forest.  This particular water-ogre would hide in the lake and would attack...
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Durga Puja – A Hesternal Revisit

An Exordium on Durga Puja ‘Durga Puja’ meaning ‘worship of Durga,’ also called Durgotsav in Bengali, (meaning festival of Durga Puja) is an annual celebration...

Many Moods, Many Reasons, Many Interpretations: Celebrating Diwali

Among the Hindu festivals Diwali or Deepavali holds special significance. It is a festival that represents the varying moods and religious philosophies of the...

Why is Ganesh Chaturti the most important Festival in Maharashtra

Mumbaikars’ Favourite Celebration Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the most popular festivals throughout India is celebrated in a spectacular, grand and awesome manner across the whole...

Mahisasura Mardini-The Making of Durga

Durga is a form of Prakriti, the mother of entire existence. She represents the Supreme Consciousness and was manifested by combining the energies of...

Agastya’s Perfect Woman – Lopamudra

Lopamudra, also known as Kaushitaki and Varaprada, is described in Vedic literature as a great scholar and philosopher.  She and her husband Rishi Agastya...

Janmashtami – Birth of A Purnavatar

The celebration of Krishna’s birth is one of the largest Hindu festivals in the world, celebrated by nearly 930 million people worldwide. Popularly known as...
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The Astika School of Thought – Nyaya School

Leading Human Beings to Ultimate Reality Ancient India was clear about the goal of life - to end suffering and experience liberation when living (Jeevan...

Overcoming Diabetes with Yoga

Diabetes is a serious issue to be addressed in our society. Especially as we are seeing drastic increases in the number of people developing...
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